The IAF Fellowship Program supports dissertation field research throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on grassroots development topics. Amanda Fulmer, an IAF Fellow in 2009-2010, conducted field research on the democratization process in Peru and Guatemala.
Getting coca producers to switch to cultivating coffee, sugarcane or other crops is critical to the peace agenda in Cauca, Colombia.
Mexican IAF grantee partner Centro Campesino para el Desarrollo Sustentable A.C. (CAMPESINO) supports economic development in the state of Tlaxcala to ensure a more reliable food supply by providing approximately 80 farmers access to working capital, loans and training in conservation practices, management and agro-ecological techniques.
The afro-descendants of the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica created a rich agroecological system called cacaotal — or cacao-culture.
Mexican IAF grantee partner Unión de Productores Orgánicos Beneficio Majomut Sociedad de Producción Rural de Responsabilidad Limitada (Majomut) helps small producers get the best possible prices for their high quality coffee harvests.
In Brazil, an Inter-American Foundation (IAF) grantee partner is using a challenging but unique way to try and manage stocks of the pirarucu fish and ensure not only that the species survives, but to continue to be a source of food and income for the communities that depend on it.
Through the exchange of technical skills and traditional knowledge, our grantee partner in Colombia, Grupo Semillas, supports indigenous Afro-descendants and farming communities in the preservation and exchange of native seeds and agroecological practices.
The farmers of Finca Triunfo Verde (FTV), an IAF grantee partner since 2013, take advantage of the excellent climatic conditions in Sierra Madre de Chiapas to produce a rich, fragrant coffee that is among the finest in the world.
Juana Vaquero Palma harvests maguey stalk in the Mezquital Valley some 50 miles north of Mexico City. She is a member of Ya Muntsi Behña (Women Gathering), a cooperative of 250 indigenous women creating fair trade products. Ya Muntsi Behña is part of a network organized by IAF grantee partner Ñepi Behña (Women of Dignity) in Mexico.
A group of people from 18 Colombian organizations gathered to consider how to advance peace in their communities.